Although things are looking a bit dire in the film industry lately, there’s still hope! Many Prague-based film festivals are adapting and moving online this season and the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, now in its 21st year, is no exception. The festival will retain its youthful, colourful and carefree spirit despite the circumstances, and will kick off on November 5th with a live broadcast on streaming service Moje Kino, where you can watch a number of award-winning LGBTQ films until November 12th.
Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ gets its first trailer
Denis Villenueve’s Dune is one of the most anticipated science fiction blockbusters of the decade, and the first trailer has finally dropped.
Interview: Producer Kevan Van Thompson on Queer Czech biopic ‘Charlatan’
New historic drama Charlatan directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, The Burning Bush) is turning heads everywhere for its tender portrayal of historic Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who cured hundreds with plant-based remedies during occupied Czechoslovakia.
‘Havel’ hits Czech cinemas and actor Viktor Dvořák is the spitting image
The very first biopic on Czech president and playwright Václav Havel hits Czech cinemas today. Written and directed by Slávek Horák (Home Care), Havel covers the early years of the Czech icon’s dissident life up to the Velvet Revolution.
On a personal note: I wrote a screenplay on body-shaming in the gay community
I’m extremely grateful for my friends at armarolla literary journal who recently published an abridged version of my short horror screenplay Sirens featuring the stunning photography of Prague-based photographer Richard Hodonicky and Slovak dancer and performance artist Martin Talaga, who has believed in this project from day one – thank you. The new issue of the journal is dedicated to musings of love and features the work of talented writers from all over the world.
Interview – Gem Deger on Xavier Dolan, getting high and new film Playdurizm
Prague-based filmmaker Gem Deger’s debut feature film Playdurizm recently dropped its first trailer so I sat down with the young filmmaker to talk about making writingk, directing and starring in his own film, watching David Cronenberg as a child and his obsession with neon lighting.
Train to Busan: Peninsula trailer – OK, this looks intense
The follow-up to the popular South-Korean zombie horror film finally has a trailer, and it looks like they’ve cranked it up a notch.
The Witcher Season 2 to shoot in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
After a lengthy pause due to the covid-19 pandemic, The second season of The Witcher has finally been given the go-ahead to start shooting again. This time in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Britain.
Bill and Ted Face the Music trailer – Party on, dude!
The much anticipated Bill and Ted threequel now has a trailer and it’s EXACTLY what you need to watch today to get through these covid blues.
Karlovy Vary IFF joins YouTube’s ‘We Are One’ global online film festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has joined We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will feature over 100 films co-curated by 21 prolific festivals, hailing from 35 countries, in addition to master classes, VR content and musical performances over a 10-day digital event starting May 29.